Steam Deck Finally Gets A Lock Screen. A new update has been pushed out for the steam deck which offers it a commonly-used feature on the security and privacy fronts – namely a lock screen.
Steam Deck Finally Gets A Lock Screen
As you are no doubt aware, the lock screen is a security feature whereby the device is locked, and it needs to have a PIN entered to hop right into the system and do stuff, thereby preventing the possibility that anyone could pick up your handheld and start messing with it.
The Steam Deck’s Lockscreen requires a Six-Character PIN, and if you have forgotten the PIN, you would not get in.
This feature is something that tons of folks have been clamoring for since the device was launched, and indeed some have been scratching their heads to know why Valve is yet to offer this protection before now, considering the fact that the Steam Deck is a full PC, possibly with all manner of sensitive details on it.
Are you wondering how this new capability works? Well, stay tuned, because we would be walking you through exactly every detail you need to do in order to make your steam deck more secure in the section that follows below.
How to Turn on Steam Deck Lock Screen
- First, you would be required to head over to settings > System, and install the new update. This update includes a whole bunch of stuff on top of the lock screen.
- This update might take a little time to finish, but when it is done, you should find that there’s a new tab in the settings, namely security, so go there.
- Right on the security tab, you should see the ability to turn on the lock screen with three different choices: you actually might have it appear on system boot and wake or before login, or when switch to desktop mode as needed.
- You can choose to set the PIN, making use of either digit via the touchscreen, or a combination of buttons if what you prefer to memorize is a pattern.
Finally, if the update is installed immediately after it has been released, and had issues with PIN entry, there was a bug in that particular update. That gremlin has since been fixed by Valve, later pushing out a new update complete with the resolution. So, you might require some help to reapply the update if you did run into issues as an early adopter of this upgrade.